Author: Shabbu

Pulav / Pulao, Rice / Pasta

Brinjal Pulao

Ingredients: 2 big brinjals2 big onions, finely chopped2 cups basmati rice3 cups of boiling water1 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp coriander powder1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1/2 tsp garam masala1 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp mustard seeds3-4 tbsp coriander leaves, choppedsalt to taste3 tbsp ghee Preparation: Cut brinjals into small cubes and keep it in salted water. Wash […]

Kerala Dishes, Nadan Curries - Veg, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Nadan Muringayila Curry / Drumstick Leaves Curry

Ingredients: 1 cup muringayila / drumstick leaves, cleaned1 cup grated coconut1/2 tsp cumin seeds2 garlic cloves1 dry red chilli4 shallots1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Clean the drumstick leaves and keep it aside. Grind grated coconut with cumin seeds, dry red chilli and garlic cloves […]

Pachadi, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Strawberry Pachadi

Ingredients: 1 cup strawberry, chopped1 cup grated coconut1-2 green chillies1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 shallot1/2 tsp crushed mustard1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 cup yogurt , beaten1 sprig curry leaves2 dry red chilliessalt to taste2 tsp oil Preparation: Chop strawberries into small pieces. Grind grated coconut with cumin seeds, green chillies and shallot to a thick smooth paste. […]

Cakes & Bakes, Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour2 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt1/4 cup cocoa powder1 1/4-1 1/2 cup sugar3 large eggs1/4 cup oil1 tsp vanilla essence1 tsp red food colour1/2 cup icing sugar / confectioners sugar Preparation: In a mixing bowl, add plain flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder and mix well using whisk. In another […]

Chicken, Non Veg

Schezwan Chicken

Ingredients: 250 gm boneless chicken, cut into small cubes1 tbsp plain flour1 tbsp + 2 tsp cornflour1/4- 1/2 tsp pepper powder1 onion, cubed3 garlic cloves, chopped1 capsicum, cubed1 tbsp schezwan sauce2 tsp soy sauce1/2 tsp sugarsalt to tasteoil, as requiredchopped spring onions Preparation: In a bowl , add plain flour, cornflour, pepper powder and salt […]

Pudding, Summer Specials

Coffee Pudding

Ingredients: 4 tsp instant coffee powder3-4 tbsp sugar2 tbsp gelatin1/2 tin condensed milk1 cup fresh creamgrated chocolate / chocolate shavings Preparation: Soak gelatin in 1/2 cup of cold water and keep it aside. In a pan, add 1 1/2 cup water and sugar, mix well and allow to boil. Switch off the flame and add […]

Crunchy Snacks, Malabar Recipes, Snacks

Diamond Cuts

It is known by different names like aaram number, poovappam, pettiyappam, pottiyappam etc….. Ingredients: 1/2 kg plain flour1 egg (optional)1 1/2 tsp black sesame seedssalt to tasteoil for frying Preparation: In a bowl, add plain flour, egg, sesame seeds and salt and mix well. Add water as required and knead well to a soft dough. […]

Frozen / Chilled Desserts, Summer Specials

Milky Strawberries

Ingredients: 400 gm fresh strawberries2-3 tbsp sugar1 cup milk1/2 cup condensed milk1/2 cup fresh cream Preparation: Chop 100 gm strawberries into small pieces. In a bowl, add remaining strawberries little by little and 2 tbsp sugar and mash well with whisk of an beater. Transfer to a saucepan and boil well adding 1 tbsp sugar […]

Chicken, Non Veg

Tamarind Chicken Curry

Ingredients: 1 1/2 kg chicken2 big onions, sliced1 1/2 tbsp garlic, crushed1 1/2 tbsp ginger, crushedlemon sized tamarind2 green chillies, chopped2 tbsp coriander powder1 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 tbsp pepper powder1/4-1/2 tsp fenugreek powder1/4-1/2 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste3 tbsp oil Preparation: Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of water, extract its […]

Duck, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg

Duck Mappas

Ingredients: 1 1/4 kg duck, cleaned2 inch piece ginger, sliced7 green chillies1 tsp turmeric powder1 tbsp pepper corns1/2 kg shallots, sliced3 tbsp coriander powder1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1 tsp garam masala1 1/2 tbsp vinegar2 cups thin coconut milk1 cup thick coconut milk2 sprig curry leavessalt to tasteoil, as required Preparation: Cut the duck into pieces, […]